Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

Central Referral Mechanism

The Central Referral Mechanism ​(CRM) assists patients with complex needs and/or age 70+ in finding a family physician. Patients are referred to the CRM by Comox Valley agencies, Comox Valley Hospital departments, and walk-in clinics. Patients may be frail elderly in the community/in care, moms and babies, people with MHSU challenges and/or complex physical and medical needs. ​ 
TO REFER: Fully complete the REFERRAL FORM and fax it to: 1-866-386-2224 

The CRM administrator reviews and passes the referral to a physician in the community or to the Health Connections Clinic. The patient and physician then meet and decide if it makes sense to continue with more appointments. The POSTER describes the process further. 

At this time, this service is available only for patients with complex needs and/or those who are age 70+ and have been unable to find a family physician. For those without complex medical needs we suggest they call physicians in the community to ask if they have space for new patient(s). Availability at clinics in the community can vary from day-to-day. 

Central Referral Mechanism Form (updated June 2016) >